Devon Ellington Joins Staff of THE SCRUFFY DOG REVIEW

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Author Devon Ellington joined the staff of the new literary ezine THE SCRUFFY DOG REVIEW, set to launch in January of 2006.

Author Devon Ellington joined the staff of the new literary ezine THE SCRUFFY DOG REVIEW, set to launch in January of 2006. In addition to her duties as Associate Editor of the publication (reading submissions and working with authors on accepted work), Ms. Ellington’s popular column "The Literary Athlete" moves to the publication from its former home at KIC Magazine. The column helps guide writers through the process of starting, finishing, honing, and selling their work. She will also be the regular Wednesday contributor to the publication’s blog, available at

The venture is the brainchild of poet and novelist B.K. Birch, who serves as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. “Our goal here is not to fit in, but to be better – to offer a publication that will appeal to a wide audience. The editors are committed to being the best and it is that commitment that will keep our readers returning click after click.” The staff also includes: Romance writer Terri Dunham; Scottish writer, poet and photographer Colin Galbraith; historical author and artist Michelle Miles; southern novelist Angela Miller; fantasy writer E.L. Reedy; YA/Middle Grade novelist Lara Stauffer; and Australian Mark Vendor, who specializes in literary fiction.

Ellington publishes under a half a dozen names in various genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Her widely read and well-received blog on the writing life, Ink in My Coffee ( is just one of many projects in which she is involved. She is the founder of both The Thirteen Traveling Journals Project ( and Circadian Poems ( She wrote four serials in four genres under two names for two years for Keep It Coming; her work appears regularly in the weekly sports publication FemmeFan. She teaches workshops and provides manuscript critique and coaching services at reasonable rates, and she is a mentor in the Absynthe Muse Program for teens. She’s also at work on a novel about Hollywood in the 1930s, begun during National Novel Writing Month this year.

So why join the staff of a brand-new literary magazine? “I believe in the people involved,” says Ellington. “We’ve grown together over a period of years. We support each other in our work and our lives. We have diverse opinions, points of view, and frames of reference. But our commitment to a high quality of writing and to encouraging other writers is constant. Individually, we all create good work. Together – there are no limits.”

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